Franchising & Licensing

From start-up to sale, expansion to exit, we help businesses at every stage of their franchising and licensing journey.

Front-end services like establishing the right corporate structure can set you on the right path, protecting your intellectual property safeguards some of your most important assets, and managing franchise and licensing agreements ensures that you get maximum rewards from your hard work and dedication.


Whether you’re franchising your business or becoming a franchisee, your interests must be protected. Finn Roache Lawyers has acted for large franchise chains and small clients alike, so we know what pitfalls to look out for and how to avoid them.

We’ll draft and review franchise agreements, disclosure documents, and any applicable contracts. Finn Roache Lawyers also helps you with any property leasing and taxation issues you may need to resolve to make sure your expansion goes smoothly.

Licensing and Distribution

Many businesses use a distributor to sell their goods or services, or license their intellectual property rights. It’s important to ensure that your distribution agreement, or license agreement, protects your rights and interests and helps you achieve your economic goals.

We’ll draft and review any license and assignment agreements you may need to get the maximum benefit from your IP. That includes related rights like the use of confidential information.

Our services include:

  • Advising on how you or your business may realise your expansion plans and also develop a road map to your exit strategy.
  • Helping you to establish the right corporate structure for your goals.
  • Identifying and protecting your Intellectual Property, including trade mark applications.
  • The sale or purchase of businesses, including entire chains.

Our Franchising & Licensing Team

John Graves

Accredited Specialist in Business Law and Property Law & Senior Consultant

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